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Old 02-28-2001, 02:55 PM   #11
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For all the macho pose-value this bike provides, can it out-accelerate a Magna 750? I wager not. I still say the Magna is the best all-around muscle-cruiser out there (Interceptor-based engine, baby...). The VTX is merely taking the genre to absurdity.



Hey, SOMEONE had to say something negative about the VTX.



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Old 02-28-2001, 03:01 PM   #12
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So how easy was it to change the oil?



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Old 02-28-2001, 03:10 PM   #13
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Hate to admit it but this certainly appears to

blow HD out of the water as far as a VTWIN cruiser

The Deuce is nice but this?...WOW.Cant wait to see one.
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Old 02-28-2001, 03:16 PM   #14
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This thing sounds like a real handful, without enough stoppers. Where would you be going with

leather bags, windshield and passenger at

140 m.p.h.???
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Old 02-28-2001, 03:16 PM   #15
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Lean angle/ground clearance is an issue for some of us. I would like to see lean angles for the VTX (and Roadstar, etc) expressed in degrees - as on Harley's web site.
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Old 02-28-2001, 03:25 PM   #16
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If only it didn't have fake fins. The bike is great, great lines, great features, then they bolt fake cooling fins on aliquid cooled bike. Would smooth chrome surfaces really be THAT bad on a liquid cooled bike? They make what sells though, and fake fins sell.
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Old 02-28-2001, 04:01 PM   #17
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Re: ergonomics, I need all the leg room I can get with a 36" inseam. About the only bike I feel really comfortable on is the Suzuki LC 1500 Intruder. How does the VTX compare in this regard? I don't like riding around on hi-way pegs all the time on my current ride.
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Old 02-28-2001, 04:32 PM   #18
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Hey, cool bike! I am not a fan of cruisers, but hey, a cruiser that could actually outrun my SV650 on a straitaway... I can respect that!

But I was a little disappointed not to see any hooligan antics on the VTX, as with some prior cruiser evaluations. Are wheelies possible on the VTX 1800?

In any case, good job MO- I may have to throw some money in your direction!
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Old 02-28-2001, 04:55 PM   #19
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Re: the VTX. Perfect bike for Ford Excursion owners. The swept volume of a YZF-R6, a ZX-6R, and a CBR600F4i combined. Handling that will guarantee the success of whoever first puts out floorboards with casters (preferably machined from billet, of course). In league with the Detroit Diesel valvetrain components, I can only imagine the size of the starter needed to crank this thing.



It's noteworthy, if not necessarily positive, that the Big Four are starting to make Harleys look comparatively lithe and graceful. At the same time, I guess you can get a rat-motor Boss Hoss now (never mind the turbine bike), so go figure.



I'll have to pass on this one.
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Old 02-28-2001, 05:00 PM   #20
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Great story guys, I love the way you guys write. This bike is definitely the new beast on the block, but how we measure beastlyness where I come from is in horses or at least 14 mile times. Do ya have any numbers for those of us that feel the need to compare our... er... horses.

thanks ahead of time, and keep up the good work.
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